Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
3,338,379
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life can become complicated at times if we allow minor inconveniences to intrude.

Jul 25, 2019 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
291,037
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

By unsubscribing you are confirming your email is a good one. I just hit the spam button ~ so about less than a second.

Jul 26, 2019 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,239,516
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the level of unsubscription and how annoyed I am.

Little annoyed: Unsubscribe and click the "This is spam" button, since it is.  Click the spam icon on my email program (doesn't impact the server though).

Moderately annoyed: Above plus reporting to SpamCop.net and opening up the email's headers and following the report abuse link (if it has one, most don't).

"Mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore":  I go further.

Jul 25, 2019 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
442,384
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Just waiting

Jul 26, 2019 10:23 AM
Ambassador
2,215,524
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hit the SPAM button and Wallah!

Jul 26, 2019 06:46 AM
Ambassador
1,641,860
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

May the force be with us.

Jul 26, 2019 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,323,104
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I do a major purge periodically but, you're right, they keep coming and multiplying like little bunnies. I've heard when you unsubscribe it just confirms the address is valid and does no good.  I've gotten REALLY good with the delete key.

Jul 26, 2019 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,834,328
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have an old AOL email that I give to stores I shop at and my online purchases

Jul 26, 2019 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,535,286
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I give it go on unsubscribe just on real estate things. Others I just mark them as junk & have the spam filter take care of them.

There are some people (Annette) that says now they know they've got a live email so they throw you on more lists. I'm not sure on that.

Agents that send me open house notices from another state are just idiots.

Jul 26, 2019 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
706,142
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I do not unsubscribe for that reason. They unsubscribe you from that list and then they put you on more. I put the sender on a block list, I may put the entire domain on a block list, delete and bye!

Jul 26, 2019 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,791,660
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Impossible.  Most never delete even when unsubscribed.  Endless madness. 

Jul 26, 2019 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,011,950
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Some just never go away! After a few attempts I write snotty emails to the person themselves! I need to get off these real estate lists as I transition.

Jul 26, 2019 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,305,436
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Email offers are much less annoying to me than the constant barrage of solar panel salesmen that call my cell phone.

Jul 26, 2019 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,543,725
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Are you ready to unplug from the Net yet?  I sure am!

Jul 26, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
583,786
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

RRRRRR.  I dont really monitor this process.  

Jul 26, 2019 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,019,246
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I've given up even trying.

Jul 26, 2019 02:15 AM
Rainmaker
549,028
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

A couple clicks, try blocking them instead.

Also be mindful when unsubscribing of what you are agreeing to- some unsubscribe pages have questions like "do you want to unsubscribe from offers from this page?" & you have to choose the option "unsubscribe me from ALL advertising messages". Otherwise you leave the door open for them to spam you some more. 

Jul 26, 2019 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,607,180
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have had the same experience Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS . It's like wack-a-mole. I don't even bother to scroll through my junkmail folder any more, I just hit delete all without even scanning it.

Jul 26, 2019 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,451,236
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Just move it to spam.  Some of these are vicious and keep spreading your address over and over again as  Buzz Mackintosh said.  A

Jul 26, 2019 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,455,979
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

the best approach is to visit the server and report it as spam there. In addition I report it as spam to my own blocker. The result are good so far

Jul 26, 2019 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,279,769
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Delete one and they subscribe you to others. I just delete them immediately over a period of time and they seem to go away 

Jul 26, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
761,491
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I only unsubcribe from senders with whom I have done business in the past. Those 77 year drip campaigns get boring.

Unsolicited spam goes to inbox of my digital twin and simply gets diverted, not unsubcribed.

Jul 26, 2019 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
623,620
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

It really depends. Like most, I get way too many spam emails.

Jul 26, 2019 04:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,918,557
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

About 2.5 seconds.  I've got my email settings set up where if it looks like spam, it goes immediately to the spam folder.  I check it from time to time.

Jul 26, 2019 01:35 AM
Ambassador
4,221,944
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I just click the spam button and Google takes care of it in the future.

Jul 25, 2019 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,485,723
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

If you're talking about that Tim and Julie Harris team, it might take forever!

Jul 26, 2019 11:05 AM
Rainmaker
770,026
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Way too long. Many times if you unsubscribe you've validated yours is a working email then it is sold to others

Jul 27, 2019 09:50 AM
Rainmaker
680,670
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have always suspected that hitting "Unsubscribe" on many spam emails is verification of my email for the sender and enables them to provide my email address to other spammers. I just hit "delete".

Jul 27, 2019 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,550,325
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I just block that email address. Done. No more offers.

Jul 27, 2019 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,998,902
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I delete junk every day....if I'm not too busy I'll look for the unsubscribe link....

Jul 26, 2019 12:44 PM
Rainmaker
464,830
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I Block and Delete ... don't waste time unsubscribing as it only adds to my workload.

Jul 26, 2019 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,098,519
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

When you unsubscribe you are simply verifying your email address. I block and delete instead.

Jul 26, 2019 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,015,377
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Many you just ignore it.

Jul 26, 2019 08:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,376
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Best to mark it as a "spam"

Jul 27, 2019 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,124,441
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I put them in spam.

Jul 27, 2019 01:07 PM
Ambassador
2,862,402
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Send them to trash. We had a whole bunch of junk - like 30 to 50 one week and they just kept on coming. Trashed them all - it took some time - and it was a bit annoying but they're all gone now.

 

The stupidest ones to me are other local agents that somehow think putting me on their 'client list' and sending me spam 'client' stuff. So stupid! The other ones are brokers trying to recruit agents and they fail to do any research on who they're sending spam emails too! Why would I be recruiting other broker/owners?  Not going to happen.

Jul 27, 2019 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,085,522
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do see that also, but two seconds, they are deleted.

Aug 08, 2019 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
406,083
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

It might better to report them as a spam

Jul 29, 2019 08:08 AM
Ambassador
3,318,585
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I move them over to the 'BLACK HOLE' list in my email add-on (spam-locator) program and it takes about a 1/2 second!

Jul 27, 2019 09:42 PM